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Do I need to wear an Australian standards helmet?

Do I need to wear an Australian standards helmet?

Two of these helmets are illegal to use in Australia. You may be surprised why In Australia, helmets are a hot topic of discussion. You’re legally required to wear one whenever you swing a leg over a bike, and it must be AS/NZS 2063:2008 approved.

Achieving this certification is difficult, and often times brands are sent back to the drawing board trying to figure out how to pass this perplexing standard. But that little red (or white) sticker is required in every helmet bought in Australia, whether it be Giro’s new top of the range Synth, or a Spiderman lid from Kmart.

Unfortunately, achieving the AS/NZS 2063:2008 standard usually causes delays on when you can buy that new super light aero helmet or enduro lid, as most need to undergo redesigns to be certified. Worse, the result is usually a heavier and more expensive lid than what the pros – and everyone else in the world – get to wear.

In turn, many scoff at the sentiment of paying more to buy a heavier helmet (this writer included), especially due to CE and CSPC helmets being readily available through overseas online retailers. We have heard excuses ranging from, "If it’s good […]

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